This retreat definitely has a different vibe than many I've been on. Perhaps it's the location? I'm not sure, but it's very relaxing. I headed out in the morning for my walk, and I decided to go for a long walk. A bit longer than usual, but I was still back in two hours.
It was brisk in the morning, and I wore my vest the entire walk. The sun was out yet again, and I was comfortable. The environment was stunning. Since it was Saturday morning, there was very little traffic, the sky was blue, the birds were chirping, and other than my feet clomping on the pavement, it was silent, except for the sounds of nature. No car noise, no boats, nothing but the birds.
|My walking path|
|What's around the bend?|
|Welcome to Port Sidney|
|Watch for pedestrians|
|A little hut on a hill|
|A lake view|
|A cottage on an island|
|An old bridge|
|Dragonflies on the house|
|Carol's big truck and my little car|
|Geocaching in the cemetery|
|Cutting the front of the sweatshirt open|
|The sweatshirt is almost done|
The big question now is how to finish the edges. Do I bind them as a quilt, or do I turn them under and use a cover stitch? Shelly suggested that I wash it before proceeding, which might be a good idea, so the binding doesn't shrink. I'm using batik for the patches, and I can't remember if anything has been washed. I don't think so. I'll serge the edges before I wash it. I hope to get it finished soon - it may not be this week, but soon as it won't take long now.
I should be able to get some sewing done this morning and will leave sometime after lunch. While it's sad to be leaving as we've had some great laughs and good times, it's time to go! But what a great break from the routine!
On that note, I"m out of here!
Have a super day!!!